Father O'Hanlon Council #4678
Father O'Hanlon Council #4678
State College Knights of Columbus

Church Year Dedicated to St. Joseph (Dec. '20 - Nov. '21)

With the apostolic letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart), Pope Francis proclaims a “Year of St. Joseph” and marks the 150th anniversary of Pius IX’s declaration of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church.

The Knights of Columbus have put together numerous resources for this year dedicated to St. Jospeh.  

Please see and use the resources below:

 - Getting to Know St. Joseph (from Columbia online): LINK

 - The Chivalry of St. Joseph (by Tracey Rowland): LINK



     In this and many other depictions of the domestic life of the Holy Family, St. Joseph is portrayed as a man who “sorts” problems in a practical way. He finds solutions by being both brave and prudent. He had to preserve Our Lady’s dignity when she was found to be with child before their marriage. He had to get his family to safety when Herod’s henchmen slaughtered the Holy Innocents. Like the medieval Christian knights who later made arduous journeys to protect pilgrims and sacred places in the Holy Land, St. Joseph had to face danger and deal with it.


 - Year of St. Joseph (from Knightline):  LINK

 - Preparing for Consecration to St. Joseph: LINK

 - Consecration to St. Joseph Prayer:  LINK

- Holy Father's Prayer to St. Joseph (Dec 2020)"

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage,
and defend us from every evil.  Amen.